Banana Bread Blondies

Can you tell I am on a Banana Bread Kick this week? I just can’t help myself! It is so good!  Like gone in a day again good!  It’s a wonder the 3 of us are not big as a house.  I just can’t stop making wonderful yummy treats.  I spend hours on Pinterest and I see so many wonderful things and I get so hungry that I just have to bake and cook and bake and cook! Really I mean I do have to test them all out for you.  What kind of a foodie friend would I be if I didn’t? hee hee  I found this little darling of a treat on Butteryum. She named it “To Die For Banana Cake” Let me tell you that she wasn’t kidding! Not one little tiny bit! I could not believe how moist this cake was. You can just see the absolutley amazing vanilla bean flakes in the frosting! I am starting to get really hungry and I just might have to make some of these again very soon!  Why am I calling these Blondies and not a cake?  Well the texture and moistness of these really resemble a fudgey brownie. Since you don’t put cocoa in these they can’t be called Banana Brownies but I can call them Banana Blondies!

Let’s talk about this frosting for a minute. We all love frosting.  Hence the phrase “the icing on the cake!” I don’t think I have ever come across a bad frosting {yucky grocery store stuff excluded} But this frosting? Holy Sweet Stuff is it good! The secret? Heavy Cream! yes you read that right Heavy Cream my friends! Not only is there the luscious goodness of a whole vanilla bean there is thick, creamy, tasty Heavy Cream!!! Are your tastebuds ready for overload yet? Well they need to be to handle these.

Once Baked and frosted you can cut this up into the tastiest squares in the entire World!

Banana Bread Blondies

Banana Bread Blondies


  • For the Blondies:
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup AP Flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking SODA
  • For the Frosting:
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter room temp
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar


  • For the Blondies
  • Grease and flour a 8x8 baking pan
  • preheat oven to 375
  • cream the sugar, sour cream, egg and butter
  • add the mashed bananas and vanilla
  • add the flour, salt, and baking SODA
  • pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 min or until done
  • remove from oven and let cool completely before you frost
  • For the Frosting:
  • Cream the butter and powdered sugar
  • slowly add the cream mixing until smooth
  • scrape the bean seeds out of the pod into the frosting
  • add more powdered sugar as needed by 1 tbs each until the desired consistency is achieved
  • frost on the cooled cake let set slightly and cut into squares.
  • Enjoy!



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  1. oh my….how did I miss these? The frosting on top looks & sounds amazing!
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  2. We like banana bread around here, and this recipe looks like another great way to enjoy! :)

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  4. I love the idea of banana bread blondies! These look so good, especially the frosting!
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  5. SOOOO YUMMY!!!!!! I’ll be featuring you this Friday at – it is the feature before the beginning of my linky party so I hope you’ll come join me :)

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  6. nice shot! really looks yummy!
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  7. nice shot! ready looks yummy!

  8. Candace says:

    HOw much butter do we put in the brownies? It says to add the butter with the egg, sugar, and sour cream but I don’t know how much. Thanks!

  9. I loovvee banana bread and this is a great it! Looks yummy Chandra :)
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  10. I am totally making this for my Church group this week! Thanks (again!) for linking up at Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff.
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  11. Oh, Chandra! Flavor of banana bread and texture of a blondie?! That sounds wonderful! You are correct, the frosting on this is “the icing on the cake”. I am off to buy bananas and pace while they ripen!
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  12. Oh heaven help me those look fantastic! I know they taste ever better.
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  13. Sounds great to me!! Looks so good.
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